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1 August 2012 A New Species of Opisthioglyphe (Trematoda: Telorchiidae) from Gall Bladder of Turtles In Malaysia
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Opisthioglyphe sharmai n. sp. is described from the gall bladder of the Malayan box turtle, Cuora amboinensis, and the black marsh turtle, Siebenrockiella crassicollis, in Malaysia. The new species is morphologically similar to Opisthioglyphe ranae and some other members of the genus parasitic in amphibians and reptiles. Opisthioglyphe sharmai n. sp. is easily differentiated from all other members of the genus by the cirrus sac extending posterior to the ventral sucker, while in all previously known species the cirrus sac is entirely or mostly preacetabular with the base of the structure not reaching beyond mid-line of the ventral sucker. Despite the overall stable morphology, O. sharmai n. sp. is characterized by highly variable arrangement of testes, from tandem to opposite. It is only the second representative of the genus described from turtles and the first species of Opisthioglyphe parasitic in gall bladder, while all previously described members of the genus are parasitic in the intestine of their hosts.
American Society of Parasitologists
Vasyl V. Tkach, Thomas R. Platt and Stephen E. Greiman "A New Species of Opisthioglyphe (Trematoda: Telorchiidae) from Gall Bladder of Turtles In Malaysia," Journal of Parasitology 98(4), (1 August 2012). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-3058.1
Received: 4 December 2011; Accepted: 1 January 2012; Published: 1 August 2012
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